Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears

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David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program. When the project is in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating an artificial intelligence.

David is initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as he realizes he's being manipulated. More
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About William Hertling

William E. Hertling is a digital native who grew up on the online chat and bulletin board systems of the mid 1980s, giving him twenty-five years experience participating in and creating online culture. A science fiction writer and digital strategist, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Reviews of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears by William Hertling

l72 reviewed on March 15, 2020

This was an enjoyable read, something you can easily finish in a weekend. As a software developer and specialist in this field, it is very rare to find a book that can explain technical details in ways that are plausible for experts and understandable to non techies. This book is enjoyable for all.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
Jesse Smith reviewed on April 12, 2012

This was quite a great read! William Hertling groks software development, AI, and the Singularity in a way that most authors cannot. It is difficult to get any of those thing right in fiction, and nigh impossible to get all of them right in a way that is fun to read. Read this book!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Scott Garman reviewed on Jan. 13, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. As a Portland resident, I had to smile many times when the author made references to real locations in Portland. Also, as a software engineer, I found the depiction of the technology to be fairly realistic and plausible. This is an intelligent and enjoyable techno-thriller.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Shawn Chesser reviewed on Dec. 3, 2011

ELOPe makes HAL from 2001 A Space Odyssey look like a Texas Instruments calculator from the 80s. In an age of Clouds and intuitive text Hertling's premise brings it all into chilling focus. Fun read!
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)

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